Never a bad word for ‘good’ Durweston

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The staff, governors, parents and children of Durweston Primary School are delighted that they have been judged by OFSTED to be a ‘Good’ school.

Durweston Primary School pupils setting off to re-enact the Roman attack on Hod Hill


In fact, the inspector said she had never before inspected a school where there were no negative comments from parents.
The children were emphatic in their opinion that there is no bullying in the school, and 100 per cent of parents would recommend the school to other parents. The inspector praised the extremely good behaviour of the children and the warm relationships between both pupils and staff and between pupils themselves.
The ambitious curriculum was noted, as was the high expectations that the teaching staff have for all children including those with SEND. She saw that the school’s values underpin everything they do; one teacher said ‘these are not just for school, but the values we want them to have for the rest of their lives.’
‘We have always believed that Durweston is a great place to learn and a great place to work, and are delighted that OFSTED have recognized that our school is a very special place. I am enormously grateful to my fabulous staff, amazing children and their hugely supportive parents. What a super way to start the year!’ said headteacher Nicola Brooke.

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